Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buckeyes (-19)
Ohio Stadium is the location where the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) will play the Michigan State Spartans (9-1) on Saturday. Michigan State opens this contest as 19-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 67.
The Michigan State Spartans head into this matchup 9-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Spartans took on the Maryland Terrapins and left there with a tie by a score of 40-40. Kenneth Walker III was the best rusher for the Spartans with 30 attempts for 143 yards (4.8 yards per carry). Payton Thorne went 22/30 with 287 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rate of 99.5 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Spartans conceded 58 yards on 31 tries, which is 1.9 yards per run allowed. Michigan State conceded 40 completions on 54 attempts for a total of 536 yds, and a completion rate of 74.1%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 74 plays for 481 yds. The Michigan State Spartans ran the ball a total of 44 times and accounted for 194 yds, earning them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt.
The Spartans have earned 4,508 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Michigan State has amassed 21 touchdowns through the air and 21 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 13 different times. Michigan State has earned 212 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 74 penalties for 716 yards. Offensively they average 199.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 27th in the nation. In terms of scoring points, the Michigan State Spartans hold an average of 34.6 points per outing.
When it comes to passing yards, the Spartans are allowing 3,294 yards which has them sitting in 142nd in the nation. They have conceded 329.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.7%. During the season, they have relinquished 444.0 yards per contest which ranks them 123rd in the nation. They have yielded 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per running attempt and 114.6 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Overall, they have allowed 1,146 rushing yards through 10 games. The Spartans are sitting in 52nd in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 22.5 PPG.
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The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 9-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Buckeyes took home the win by a final score of 59-17 against the Purdue Boilermakers. C.J. Stroud (5 TDs) finished the game with 361 yds on 31/38 through the air while his quarterback rating was 372.4. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 9.5. Miyan Williams ran the football 14 times for 117 yards, ending the contest with 8.4 yards per carry for Ohio State. Ohio State rushed the ball for 8.5 yards per carry, totaling 263 yds on 31 attempts. The Buckeyes finished the contest with 624 yards while they ran 69 plays (9.0 yards per play). The Buckeyes passing defense allowed a completion rate of 51.6%, relinquishing 248 yards on 16 out of 31 through the air. Ohio State allowed 34 rushing attempts for 113 yds (3.3 yards per rush).
The Ohio State Buckeyes have an average of 550.3 yards per outing, which ranks them 1st in Division 1. The Ohio State offense has 629 yards of penalties on 67 violations, ranking them 45th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. For the season to this point, the Buckeyes have a total of 3,536 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 353.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 6th in Division 1. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Buckeyes are sitting 1st in D-1 with 46.3 points per contest.
The Buckeyes are conceding 20.2 PPG, ranking them 35th in the nation. Ohio State has given up a total of 1,073 yards on the ground (107.3 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 202 points in total. They have yielded 13 touchdowns via the pass and 261.5 yards per game, which has them ranked 120th in D-1. The Buckeyes defense has been on the field for 721 plays, which has them sitting 115th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Spartans +19
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